“We, Solar Action Alliance, are a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.
“Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup.”
An enclosed passive solar trailer home can provide temporary living space while your main home is under construction. When the enclosure is complete, you can drive or tow the trailer out if you wish. While you might not want to use the exact method described in the following article, they do provide some interesting ideas to think about. A key benefit is living and working at the jobsite to reduce costs.
“From the moment you arrive at this luxurious, secluded and supremely natural residence, you will be surrounded by 9 acres of breathtaking walkways, forest, open skies and open fields. Eco-chic style meets passive solar architecture in this masterful award-winning sustainable home built with natural materials. Everything is state of the art, from the exquisite light fixtures throughout and heated floors, to the open concept kitchen, stocked with all new amenities. The expansive and private deck is the best room in the house and the perfect place for sunbathing, entertaining or barbecuing. This is a one of kind solar powered home with total privacy.
“This video reviews the history of solar cooking in Afghanistan and discusses the enormous potential of this simple solar thermal technology to save the forests, the children and the economy of Afghanistan.”
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It crossed my mind that drying clothes is difficulty not often covered. Sure there are commercial dryers with various levels of efficiency and power sources. But they are expensive to buy and to use over time. And the dryer wears out your clothes, changing them slowly into lint. A clothes line works in good weather but is useless in bad.